Eid al-Fitr means "break the fast", and is the last day of Ramadan, marking the end of a month of fasting.
General Practices: Muslims often pray, exchange gifts, give money to children, feast, and celebrate with friends and family.
Date Details: Dates are determined by the lunar calendar. Lunar calendars can vary based on region and practice. Eid al Fitr is a three day celebration and begins at sundown.
Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events, or activities on this date. Employees will likely ask to take a vacation day on this day, and that request should be granted if at all possible. If planning an evening event, provide food accommodations if requested (Islamic dietary restrictions apply).
Learn more about major religious holidays, requests for religious accomodations, religious student organizations and places of worship in Columbia at diversity.missouri.edu/religions.
Sunday, June 25, 2017